By studying this foundation learning course at Hadlow College, you will develop confidence and work related skills. We have arange of courses that cover the land-based curriculum, enabling you to study subjects you enjoy whilst gaining a practical understanding of the sector.
1 year, 17 hours a week.
Why this course?
Through practical experience within the College you will gain an in-depth understanding of the skills needed to develop independence and confidence. Your course will be linked with the outcomes in your Education, Health and Care Plan. Supported work related learning or placements will enchance your employability skills development including English, mathematics and ICT.
Entry requirements and support
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the curriculum area and have achieved Entry Level 2 mathematics and English. As part of the study programmes you will be offered a meeting to discuss the support and intervention you may require to successfully access your course.
Career and progression options
Successful students can progress within the Foundation Learning programme to the next entry level and have the opportunity to study within vocational land-based areas that they enjoy. Alternatively, they can explore employment or supported employment opportunities within the industry.
Specialist Equipment Needed
Steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing and Hadlow College jumper and t-shirt.
Foundation Learning Polo Shirt
- Extensive glasshouse facilities
- Field nursery stock production
- Computer controlled environmental and irrigation systems
- Fruit and container production units
- Plant propagation centre
- Fully equipped landscape training centre
- Demonstration garden for leading national retailers
- Fully labelled plant collection throughout the College grounds
- 10 acres of landscaped gardens and two National Collections within Broadview Gardens
- Fully commercial garden centre
Local authorities, nurseries, garden centres, publicly and privately owned gardens, commercial landscaping companies.
Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.
Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.